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Cycling 25 Jul 2019 | 10:59 PM

Environmentalists urge Tour de France to end 'avalanche of plastic'

PARIS (Reuters) - The corporate "caravan" that motors across valleys and mountains ahead of the cyclists competing in the Tour de France has been a crowd-pleaser for decades, but ecologists want organisers to put an end to the avalanche of plastic it generates.

Football 26 Jul 2017 | 12:13 AM

Cameroon soccer star Milla tackles plastic flooding menace

YAOUNDE, Cameroon (Reuters) - Roger Milla, who shot to worldwide fame for his World Cup goal celebrations, is now tackling flooding with a scheme to turn plastic blocking Cameroon's drains into building blocks.

Other Sport 11 Jun 2019 | 4:06 PM

Tokyo 2020 podiums to be made of recycled plastic

TOKYO (Reuters) - Medallists at next year's Summer Olympics will stand on podiums made from recycled plastic waste collected from local households or the ocean, Tokyo 2020 organisers said on Tuesday.

Other Sport 06 Apr 2010 | 12:00 AM

Inter Milan’s main problem is the plastic pitch and not Moscow security

MOSCOW: Jose Mourinho believes that CSKA Moscow's plastic pitch poses as much danger to Inter Milan's Champions League as concerns over the tense security situation in the Moscow capital.

Other Sport 28 Feb 2010 | 12:00 AM

World Cup shirts to be made of old plastic bottles

LONDON: Many of the world's top soccer players, including Cristiano Ronaldo, will be wearing shirts made of old plastic bottles at the World Cup in South Africa.

Other Sport 20 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Smith let off over plastic bottle attack

Leeds United striker Alan Smith appears to have escaped prosecution for throwing a plastic bottle at fans during an English Premier League match against Manchester United.

Other Sport 10 Mar 2012 | 12:00 AM

'Plastic Brits' claim gold and silver

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Two 'Plastic Brits' won gold and silver for Britain as Yamile Aldama and Tiffany Porter claimed medals for the country at the world indoor championships on Saturday.

Other Sport 10 Mar 2012 | 12:00 AM

'Plastic Brits' claim gold and silver

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Two 'Plastic Brits' won gold and silver for Britain as Yamile Aldama and Tiffany Porter claimed medals for the country at the world indoor championships on Saturday.

Motorsport 25 Mar 2018 | 8:04 PM

Plastic bag brings Sirotkin's debut to an early end

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - A discarded plastic bag was blamed as the likely culprit for causing Russian rookie Sergey Sirotkin to retire four laps into his Formula One debut with Williams in Australia on Sunday.

Football 14 Dec 2016 | 2:10 AM

Messi meets Afghan boy famed for plastic bag shirt

DOHA (Reuters) - A six-year-old Afghan boy, who shot to Internet fame this year by sporting a Lionel Messi shirt made out of a plastic bag, fulfilled his dreams on Tuesday by meeting the Argentine soccer great.